Online Medical Marijuana Card and Renewal FAQ
How long does it take to get a New York medical card?
The doctor’s certification form is completed and sent within 48 hours of the appointment.
The patient will then register with the My.NY.Gov (takes roughly 5-10 minutes). The patient will receive an immediate temporary ID to print out. The NY MMJ Program states it takes roughly 14 business days for the state issued medical marijuana card to arrive in the mail.
What are the qualifying medical conditions to receive a New York medical marijuana card online?
You may be eligible for the use of medical cannabis if deemed clinically appropriate by your certifying health care provider. Please schedule an appointment to find out if you qualify for a medical marijuana card!
What is the first step to obtaining medical marijuana in New York?
The first step is speaking with your treating practitioner about whether the medical use of marijuana is appropriate for your condition. If your practitioner determines it is an appropriate treatment for you and he or she is registered with the New York State Department of Health’s Medical Marijuana Program, he or she may issue you a certification for medical marijuana.
What forms and dosage amounts of medical marijuana are allowed in New York?
The Commissioner must approve any form of medical marijuana. Approved forms include, but are not limited to: solid or semi-solid dosage forms (such as capsules, tablets, and lozenges), metered liquid or oil preparations (for vaporization or oral administration), metered ground plant preparations, and topicals and transdermal patches. Under the law, smoking is not permitted and the regulations prohibit edibles. Please contact the registered organization directly to find out more about the products they have available.
The patient’s certifying practitioner must include the following information on the patient’s certification: the authorized brand and form of the approved medical marijuana, the administration method, and any limitations on the use of approved medical marijuana product. If a practitioner has a recommendation regarding dosage, it should also be included on the certification, although a recommendation on dosage is not required. Moreover, the total amount of product that may be dispensed may not exceed a thirty-day supply.
What do I do after I receive a certification from my registered practitioner?
Once you possess a certification from a registered practitioner, you must register with the Medical Marijuana program through the Department’s online Patient Registration System. You can find detailed instructions on the registration process, including how to register on behalf of a minor or an individual who is otherwise incapable of consenting to medical treatment, by visiting: Information for Patients
After your registration is approved, you will be issued a Temporary Registry Identification Card, which may be used in conjunction with a government issued photo identification card until you receive your registry identification card in the mail. Dispensing facility locations can be found by clicking here: Registered Organizations
Do I have to pay the state of New York to apply as a New York medical marijuana patient?
There is a non-refundable application fee of fifty dollars ($50) that the Department is currently waiving for all patients and their designated caregivers.
When can I expect my New York medical cannabis card to arrive?
After your registration is approved you will be issued a Temporary Registry Identification Card Registry Identification Card, which may be used in conjunction with a government issued photo identification until you receive your registry identification card in the mail. Please allow approximately seven business days to receive your Patient or Caregiver Registry ID Card. Dispensing facility locations can be found by clicking here: Registered Organizations
How long is a New York medical marijuana card valid?
New York state medical marijuana licenses are only valid for one year. Medical patients are required to renew their medical marijuana license every year if they want to continue using medical marijuana legally.
How do I know if I qualify to register as a certified New York medical marijuana patient?
In order to register as a certified patient, a person must (1) be a resident of New York State, or be temporarily residing in New York State for the purpose of receiving care and treatment within the state and (2) possess a certification issued by a physician who is registered with the New York State Department of Health’s Medical Marijuana Program. Patients must have one of the following specific severe, debilitating or life-threatening conditions: cancer, positive status for HIV or AIDS, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, damage to the nervous tissue of the spinal cord with objective neurological indication of intractable spasticity, epilepsy, inflammatory bowel disease, neuropathies, and Huntington’s disease. The severe, debilitating or life-threatening condition must be accompanied by one of the following associated or complicating conditions: cachexia or wasting syndrome, severe or chronic pain, severe nausea, seizures or severe or persistent muscle spasms.
How to renew New York Medical Marijuana card?
NY Medical Marijuana card renewals are fast and easy with MMJ.com. Start by clicking, “Get MMJ Card”. You will be able to view the New York Medical Marijuana Doctors availability. Once you find a time that works for you, you are able to complete the appointment online!
After the NY MMJ card appointment completes, you will receive a New York medical marijuana card certification. We will guide you to register with the NY MMJ card state program.
Once the New York Medical Marijuana Card program approves your registration application, you will be able to print a temporary MMJ card and use it until the state program mails you the permanent NY MMJ card.
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At MMJ.com, our New York medical marijuana card doctors are available to complete your medical marijuana card appointment. If the doctor approves you for a NY medical marijuana card, you will be able to register with the state of New York and receive your NY medical marijuana card.
Can I cancel my appointment and receive a full refund?
In order to receive a full refund, patients must notify [email protected] of a cancellation request within 24 hours of the appointment time. A partial refund will be submitted of $99.99 back to the card holders account if canceled after the 24 hour window.